Sega Announces New Aliens vs. Predator Game, Delays Gearbox's Aliens: Colonial Marines

A new Aliens vs. Predator game will arrive in early 2010, publisher Sega has announced, with the company noting that AvP will hit before its other two Aliens games.

That means Gearbox's shooter Aliens: Colonial Marines (PC, PS3, 360) and Obsidian's Aliens RPG won't debut until 2010, at the very earliest. Colonial Marines was originally expected last year, and was recently listed as a Q1 2009 release by Sega Europe.

Gearbox's Aliens: Colonial Marines

Rumors that Aliens: Colonial Marines was put on hold emerged amidst layoffs, but Gearbox president Randy Pitchford quickly clarified that it wasn't cancelled. Meanwhile, Sega has remained rather quiet about the Aliens RPG since it was revealed in 2006.

The new Aliens vs. Predator title will be developed by Rebellion, which handled the 1999 PC shooter Aliens versus Predator, but had no involvement in Monolith's 2001 sequel.

No further details or platforms for Aliens vs. Predator were provided, apart from a promise it will be "innovative," with Sega vowing that more details are due "very soon."

Chris Faylor was previously a games journalist creating content at Shacknews.

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    February 11, 2009 9:09 AM

    too bad, I'm really curious how the Aliens game will turn out. Also, what's this talk about an RPG?

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      February 11, 2009 9:11 AM

      Obsidian's Aliens RPG was announced in 2006, and there's been just about nothing on it since.

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        February 11, 2009 9:28 AM

        Yeah true. They're doing a spy RPG too aren't they? I hope they finally make a great game again. KOTOR 2 had real potential but they fucked it up when Lucas rushed them. :(

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          February 11, 2009 9:34 AM

          Yeah. The spy RPG, Alpha Protocol, is due out pretty soon, I believe.

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            February 11, 2009 10:47 AM

            Also with Sega too. Jury's out but could be good stuff. Plus there's The Agency from SOE - spy games are in! Hai Monolith, you hear that? Now crank out an awesome NOLF 3 please.

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        February 11, 2009 11:39 AM


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